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Porsche to return to Le Mans 24 Hours

Since 1998, when the sixteenth and final victory to date Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the German manufacturer who made his reputation with victories in major endurance races, no longer officially participated in the legendary ordeal.

Although many teams using models 911 GT3 in the GT category receive a more or less direct support service competition Porsche, but the era of the legendary 917 or 956 (the famous Group C prototypes early 1980s) seemed away for many fans.

Everything will change soon as the Executive Board of the brand has given the green light to return with an official Porsche team in the category prototypes. And this new car should be, according to our information, equipped with a hybrid (/ electricity gasoline) engine!

Porsche has already built a 911 GT3 RS hybrid car that has realized feats each GT race BATTLING past 18 months. But with a prototype to win all-categories, the idea is clearly defined: Audi and Peugeot wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans with cars turbodiesel engine, we must innovate more!

By 2014, it is not on Audi and Peugeot will always be present in Endurance. In contrast, Toyota and Nissan also perhaps could launch soon in the way of hybrid prototypes too. Motorsport, a testbed for the automotive industry? He never ceases to be!

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